Adult Education Program

Adult Education Program

Anthroposophy and anthroposophic initiatives, now in the second century after their inauguration, find themselves in a changed world. What they can contribute to meeting the challenges of this world has become more relevant and accessible. At the same time the awareness of contexts and the longing for personalized learning paths and authentic learning experiences calls for new approaches in anthroposophic adult education.

Nexte Seminars

Module I: Modelling ways to address development and karma
perspective on Christ

19.05.2021 - 22.05.2021

Module II: Modelling ways to address Goetheanism and Steiner’s

01.06.2022 - 04.06.2022

Modules I & II are designed as a unity but can be attended separately.

Methodology

WE AIM TO…
... create a network and a platform for adult educators in anthroposophic professional training and professional development:
• share, reflect and give feedback on practical examples of teaching settings (such as presentations, seminars and exercises)
• face contemporary challenges in teaching anthroposophy today
• present best practice examples, paradigms and new findings in methods and theory of adult education
• foster further collegial exchange and collaboration

Program

What knowledge and capabilities does the next generation of colleagues and leaders in anthroposophic institutions bring with them and what essential knowledge would allow them to guide their institutions into the future? It is challenging and rewarding to relate this knowledge and these capabilities to the tension between established anthroposophic practices, current academic research findings, and the ideas, exercises and practices suggested by Rudolf Steiner. This work takes place within contemporary discourses and challenges such as digital change, state accreditation, the heritage of colonialism, interreligious dialogue and gender mainstreaming – to name only a few.

All of this calls for professional development and exchange between adult educators in anthroposophic professional trainings and professional development programs. With the Goetheanum Adult Education Program (GAEP) we invite you to share your experience and knowledge with colleagues from around the world, to learn from other professional adult educators in practical exercises and to lay the foundations of a network for fostering the further development of anthroposophy and anthroposophic initiatives.

Participants

WE INVITE...
... instructors in anthroposophic professional and vocational programs, such as Anthroposophic Medicine, Steiner Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, artistic training and so on who are looking for an exchange of ideas, sharing of best practices and professional development in how to teach and mediate anthroposophy in contemporary ways.

AS A CO-CREATOR…
... your contributions out of your own questions and expertise will build the heart of the program. We would therefore like to invite you to share your core questions in anthroposophic adult education and your interests, experiences and current challenges in teaching the themes of development and karma: what approaches or methods have been successful and what obstacles have you come across?

We will design the afternoon colloquium based on the aspects of your practice that you share in step 2 of the application process.

All participants are invited to bring longer or shorter contributions to the colloquium.

Depending on the number of contributions and their length, we may also organize parallel sessions that focus on specific themes.

Between Module I and II

Project

In the time between module I and module II you have the opportunity to work individually or in a team. You are invited to contribute to a relevant theme in anthroposophic adult education through exchange in a group that is created during the program, by relating the chosen topic to the latest research findings in educational science and through discussing best practice and literature. For module II you will prepare a presentation of your results and hand in an essay for the participants (with an option for publication in a book or journal). On request, your process can be supported by experts in the field or by colleagues. The topics and groups will be identified during the morning session of day four. Schedule and activities

Projects

In the time between module I and module II you have the opportunity to work individually or in team. You are invited to contribute to a relevant theme in anthroposophic adult education through exchange in a group that is created during the program, by relating the chosen topic to the latest research findings in educational science and through discussing best practice and literature. For module II you will prepare a presentation of your results and hand in an essay for the participants (with an option for publication in a book or journal). On request, your process can be supported by experts in the field or by colleagues. The topics and groups will be identified during the morning session of day four. Schedule and activities

Co-responsibles

Stefan Langhammer

Florian Osswald

Edda Nehmiz

Born 1974 in Germany. Trained as a carpenter, then studied politics & organisation and education in Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland. Since 2006 working in the field of studies and further education at the Goetheanum. She provides the basic organisational structure for the department and is particularly concerned with the question of how form and content merge in terms of organisation and teaching content to provide a free-flowing learning environment.

studium@goetheanum.ch

Robin Schmidt

Studium der Philosophie, Kulturgeschichte und Erziehungswissenschaft. Leiter der Forschungsstelle Kulturimpuls. Forschung und Publikationen zu Fragen der Geschichte und zu Gegenwartsfragen der Anthroposophie. Lehrtätigkeit zu Grundlagen der Anthroposophie, insbesondere zu Entwicklung des Denkens, Gegenwartsfragen und Meditation.

Matthias Girke

Born 1954 in Germany

Matthias Girke is a specialist in internal medicine, diabetology, and palliative medicine. He was a co-founder of the hospital for Anthroposophic Medicine Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Havelhöhe in Berlin, Germany, where he was head of Internal Medicine for more than 21 years. He continues to serve as a consultant and advisor and to see outpatients there. He has been head of the Medical Section of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum since September 2016 and a member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society since April 2017.

francesca.volpe@goetheanum.ch Medical Section

Constanza Kaliks

Born 1967 in Chile

Constanza Kaliks completed her studies of Mathematics in São Paulo, and went on to be mathematics teacher at the Escola Rudolf Steiner in São Paulo for 19 years. There she was also a teacher at the Waldorf Teacher training programme. She received a Ph.D. degree in Educational Studies with a dissertation on Nicolaus of Cuse. She is married with two children. Since January 2012, Constanza Kaliks has been the Leader of the Youth Section and member of the Leadership of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum, and has been member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society since end of March 2015.

patricia.sethaler@goetheanum.ch ioana.viscrianu@goetheanum.ch

Application

The application consists of a CV detailing educational and professional development as well as personal interests, a passport sized photo, the completed registration form and an application letter.

In the application letter please provide some information about what moved you to consider the Adult Education Program.

If the application is approved by the course leaders the application process will continue with a personal conversation between the prospective participant and a member of staff responsible for the course.

CONTACT
Edda Nehmiz /// studium@goetheanum.ch /// 0041 61 706 44 14

COSTS
CHF 560, - (per module, tuition fee only, meals and accomodation are not included, limited scholarships available)

LANGUAGE
English (main language), peer-support in Spanish, German, Portuguese and French

ACCREDITATION
Certificate of Participation

LOCATION
Goetheanum, School of Spiritual Science Dornach - Basel, Switzerland

Information

Infos in Englisch [to be added]